Week in Review

Week 28 in Review: New board members, innovation in Yanbu’, and the Aramco Team Series tees off

Khalid H. Al-Dabbagh is one of two new members of the Aramco Board of Directors.

Week 28 in Review: New board members, innovation in Yanbu’, and the Aramco Team Series tees off

Here are some of the top news stories over the past week.


Two new board members appointed

Two new members have been appointed to Aramco’s Board of Director, including former chief financial officer Khalid H. Al-Dabbagh. The other is former HSBC head Stuart T. Gulliver.


Al-Dabbagh will continue to as the chairman of the Board of Directors for SABIC and director on the Board of Governors of the GCC Board Directors Institute.


Leading the way in clean fuel and innovation

Clean Fuel Safety transformation and a 3-D hub “Safety through Innovation” initiative took center stage in this week’s Executive Management Safety Review (EMSR) at Aramco’s Yanbu’ area.


The EMSR, led by president and CEO Amin Nasser, and senior vice president of Downstream, Mohammed Y. Al Qahtani, was hosted by Yanbu’ Refinery Department manager, Abdulatif S. Al-Shami.


“I am glad to announce that the Yanbu’ Refinery is the leading local refinery in the production of clean fuel gasoline at a sustainable rate of 28,000 barrels per day (MBD), with a refinery throughput of 200 MBD, as of April 2021, ahead of the finish date of November,” said Yanbu’ Refinery’s Ahmed F. Dawood.


Meanwhile, operator Abdulrhman M. Jubairy noted the 3-D hub has resulted in both cost savings and time savings while offering localized safety solutions … to sustain a safety culture through innovation.


Driving support for female empowerment with Aramco Team Series

By sponsoring the first-ever Aramco Team Series, the company is showing its commitment to female empowerment, here and abroad, and in the workplace as well as in sports.


The ATS kicked off this week in the U.K., and will make stops in London, New York, Sotogrand (Spain), and Jiddah.


This four-part series, which will be a new feature in the Ladies European Tour, has attracted the world’s top female golfers to play in an innovative team format — in which an amateur could sink the winning putt. While the series’ total $4 million prize pot has made headlines, Aramco’s message of female empowerment has also been gaining global attention.


Aramco’s prime motivation for sponsoring this series is to promote female empowerment and encourage more women, wherever they live, to take up golf. After all, the sport of golf has long been recognized as helping its players lead a healthy, balanced life.  


Hajj in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic

Muslims are performing Hajj this year for the second time in a row under the COVID-19 pandemic. 


The nature of Hajj requires the pilgrim to adhere to many preventive precautions to preserve his health. 


These precautions have intensified in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some of the most important medical advice provided by John Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) experts for pilgrims this year, including vaccinations, self-care, and other important steps to maintain health and safety.


Company collaborates to boost women’s training for the workforce

More than 50 top Aramco suppliers took part in a two-day virtual workshop designed to encourage potential female employees to attend skills training at the al-Khobar-based Leading National Academy (LNA).


The workshop, conducted in collaboration with the Local Workforce Development Department (LWDD) and the Contracting Department, brought together 56 suppliers, owners, and contractor senior management to publicize LNA’s specialized technical and vocational diplomas, and short training programs offered to Saudi females.


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